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Hello RSB plan members! In this winter edition of Viewpoints, we bring you several important articles and reminders, including:

Changes to Group MSP Administration

As we mentioned in previous Viewpoints, the Feb. 2018 BC Budget announced that effective Jan. 1, 2020, all BC residents who meet the eligibility requirements will no longer have to pay monthly Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums. Because of this, UBC will no longer need to administer a Group MSP plan effective Dec. 31, 2019. Once this occurs, Health Insurance BC will automatically enrol you and your eligible dependents under your own MSP account. No action is needed on your part.

Even though you don’t need to pay MSP premiums, you are responsible for making sure the information that MSP has on file is up-to-date. For example, you must notify MSP with any address or name changes.

Please refer to the MSP Information Bulletin that was enclosed with your Winter Viewpoints newsletter. If you have questions about your MSP account, please contact their office directly:

  • Lower Mainland: 604-683-7151
  • Elsewhere in BC (toll-free): 1-800 663-7100

We wish you all the best for the rest of 2019 and happy holidays!

In This Issue…

In This Issue…

Welcome to the summer edition of Viewpoints, where we feature the following information for RSB plan members:

  • Discounts and health resources available through the Sun Life website
  • Overview of extended health and dental claims that require pre-approvals
  • Answers to frequently asked RSB questions
  • Free campus activities to explore
  • Travel coverage information if you are travelling this summer
  • Notice of new HR information system coming April 2020

You can also access this Sun Life flyer, which contains details on how to register for an account through mySunLife.ca and my Sun Life mobile app. These online tools are a great way to manage your RSB plan, view your claims history and coverage details, and access exclusive perks through Sun Life’s Marketplace and Lumino Health.

Click to view full-size flyer

Carrot App

Provided by the BC Ministry of Health, the Carrot Rewards app is a free mobile app that rewards you for living healthier. You can earn reward points from your choice of four brand-name loyalty reward partners: Aeroplan®, SCENE®, Petro-Points™, and More Rewards®.

There are two easy ways to earn reward points with the Carrot Rewards app:

  • Take part in quizzes to learn about the many ways you can take care of your health.
  • Brought to you by Sun Life and the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Steps Challenge is as easy as tracking your daily steps and then working to increase your step count over time.

Don’t have the Carrot Rewards app?

Download the app on your phone from Google Play or the App Store and set up your account to participate and receive additional reward points.

For more information, visit www.carrotrewards.ca/faq/.

Disclaimer: The information you provide while using the Carrot Rewards app is not shared with anyone, including your former employer, UBC.